Concentration camp movies and TV shows

The list contains the best, new and most relevant concentration camp movies ordered by relevance. The recommendation service has sorted out realistic, serious, bleak, emotional, captivating and gloomy films and TV shows about / with concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, nazi, jewish, survival, war, against humanity, confined and anti semitism plots mostly in Drama, War and History genres shot in USA, Germany, UK and other countries.
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TOP 10 movies tagged as concentration camp: Schindler's List (1993), Life Is Beautiful (1997), The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008), Out of the Ashes (2003), The Devil's Arithmetic (1999), Fateless (2005), Escape from Sobibor (1987), The Counterfeiters (2007), Amen. (2002), Remembrance (2011).

List of concentration camp movies

Schindler's List (1993)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History
Country: USA
Duration: 195 min.
Story: The true story of how businessman Oskar Schindler saved over a thousand Jewish lives from the Nazis while they worked as slaves in his factory during World War II.
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, genocide, rescue, against humanity, ghetto, anti semitism, wartime, nazi, survival, jewish ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 1990s, 1930s, 90s
Place: poland, germany, europe, israel
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Life Is Beautiful (1997)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, Romance, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A touching story of an Italian book seller of Jewish ancestry who lives in his own little fairy tale. His creative and happy life would come to an abrupt halt when his entire family is deported to a concentration camp during World War II. While ...
Style: sentimental, tragicomedy, touching, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, human spirit, jewish, survival, life philosophy, optimism, self sacrifice, fascism, captivity, pretense ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century, 1930s
Place: italy, tuscany, europe, poland
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The Boy in the Striped Pajamas (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 94 min.
Story: When his family moves from their home in Berlin to a strange new house in Poland, young Bruno befriends Shmuel, a boy who lives on the other side of the fence where everyone seems to be wearing striped pajamas. Unaware of Shmuel's fate as a ...
Style: emotional, touching, heartbreaking, serious, twists and turns ...
Audience: kids
Plot: holocaust, jewish, concentration camp, world war two, against humanity, friendship, childhood, nazi, nazi germany, wartime life, nazism, young heroes ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, poland, europe, switzerland, berlin germany
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Out of the Ashes (2003)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: The real-life story of Gisella Perl, a Jewish Hungarian doctor imprisoned in the notorious Auschwitz death camp of World War II.
Style: realistic, serious, touching, uplifting, captivating ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, survival, wartime life, human spirit, life is a bitch, confined, against humanity, starting over, moral dilemma, danger, anti semitism ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, europe, usa
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The Devil's Arithmetic (1999)
Genre: Drama, Fantasy, War
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Hannah Stern, an American-born Jewish adolescent, is uninterested in the culture, faith and customs of her relatives; however, Hannah begins to revaluate her heritage when she has a supernatural experience that transports her back to a Nazi death ...
Style: uplifting, realistic, serious, emotional, sentimental ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, time travel, anti semitism, world war two, teenager, human spirit, war, hopes, heroes, against humanity, survival ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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 6.9
 6K
Fateless (2005)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Hungary, Germany, UK, Israel, France, USA
Duration: 140 min.
Story: An Hungarian youth comes of age at Buchenwald during World War II. György Köves is 14, the son of a merchant who's sent to a forced labor camp. After his father's departure, György gets a job at a brickyard; his bus is stopped and its ...
Style: sincere, serious, disturbing, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, survival, life is a bitch, confined, estrangement, destiny, danger, self discovery, youth, bus ...
Time: 1940s
Place: hungary, europe, poland, slovakia, budapest hungary ...
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Escape from Sobibor (1987)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: UK, Yugoslavia
Duration: 143 min.
Story: During WWII, the death camp at Treblinka had an escape, causing the Commandant at a similar camp in Sobibor to vow (actually threaten) that his camp would never experience the same thing. But those who were its captives, the Jewish laborers that had ...
Style: realistic, serious, rough, suspenseful, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, escape, captivity, pow, genocide, violence, brutality, against humanity, corporal punishment, holocaust, rebelliousness ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: poland, europe
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The Counterfeiters (2007)
Genre: Crime, Drama, History, War
Country: Austria, Germany
Duration: 99 min.
Story: The story Jewish counterfeiter, Salomon Sorowitsch, coerced into assisting the Nazi operation of the Sachsenhausen concentration camp during World War II.
Style: tense, serious, disturbing, suspenseful, harsh ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, forgery, world war two, counterfeit money, survival, anti semitism, jewish, german, war crime, nazi, nazi germany ...
Time: 1940s, 20th century, 1930s, 30s, 40s ...
Place: europe, germany, berlin germany, zurich switzerland, warsaw poland ...
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 7.2
 13K
Amen. (2002)
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama, War
Country: France, Germany, Romania
Duration: 132 min.
Story: The film "Amen." examines the links between the Vatican and Nazi Germany. The central character is Kurt Gerstein, a member of the Institute for Hygiene of the Waffen-SS who is horrified by what he sees in the death camps. Moreover, he is ...
Style: disturbing, thought provoking, sincere, suspenseful, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, vatican, politics, genocide, anti semitism, war crime, conscience, torment, idealism, war, fighting the system ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s
Place: germany, europe, poland, rome italy, austria ...
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 7.2
 2K
Remembrance (2011)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Hannah, a young Jewish girl, is rescued from a concentration camp by her Polish boyfriend, and believes he died after their perilous escape. More than 30 years later, the married Hannah faces an emotional crisis when she learns he's alive.
Style: realistic, serious, tense, captivating, exciting
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, romance, war, life is a bitch, love affair, against the odds, prison, couples, on the run, wartime life, couple relations ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: new york, poland
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 7.7
 3K
God on Trial (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK
Duration: 86 min.
Story: In the Jewish tradition of arguing with God, Jewish prisoners in Auschwitz decide to put God on Trial.
Style: thought provoking, serious, disturbing, realistic, tense ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, atrocity, world war two, legal, debate, confined, life is a bitch, anti semitism, human spirit, genocide, war crime ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s
Place: europe, poland, israel, germany
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The Photographer of Mauthausen (2018)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Thriller, War
Country: Spain
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Spanish photographer Francesc Boix, imprisoned in the Mauthausen-Gusen concentration camp, works in the SS Photographic Service. Between 1943 and 1945, he hides, with the help of other prisoners, thousands of negatives, with the purpose of showing ...
Style: rough, thought provoking, tense, captivating, disturbing
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, nazism, photographer, world war two, spanish civil war, slave labor, nazi, concentration camp survivor, nazi occupation, prisoner, camera ...
Time: 1940s
Place: spain
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The Ninth Day (2004)
Genre: Drama, Thriller, War
Country: Germany, Luxembourg, Czech Republic
Duration: 98 min.
Story: A drama loosely based on Jean Bernard's Nazi-era prison diary.
Style: serious, emotional, sincere, uplifting, realistic ...
Plot: concentration camp, holocaust, world war two, soldier, heroes, faith, nazi occupation, human spirit, hopes, danger, clergy, traitor ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s
Place: germany, russia, poland, geneva switzerland, holland ...
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Seven Beauties (1975)
Genre: Comedy, Drama, War
Country: Italy
Duration: 116 min.
Story: Nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director, Seven Beauties stars Giancarlo Giannini (Swept Away) as Pasqualino Frafuso, known in Naples as "Pasqualino Seven Beauties." A petty thief who lives off of the profits of his seven ...
Style: cynical, disturbing, humorous, dark humor, biting ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, war, survival, pimp, honor, confined, wartime life, criminal heroes, anti heroes, cons and scams, fish out of water ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s
Place: italy, europe, russia, southern italy, germany
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 6.6
 2K
The Truce (1997)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Italy, France, Germany, Switzerland
Duration: 125 min.
Story: Although liberated from Auschwitz on January 27, 1945, Levi did not reach Turin until October 19 of that year. After spending some time in a Soviet camp for former concentration camp inmates, he embarked on an arduous journey home in the company of ...
Style: realistic, bleak, serious, emotional, gloomy ...
Plot: concentration camp, world war two, holocaust, hopes, refugee, society, human spirit, danger, anti semitism, confined, war, escapades ...
Time: 20th century, 40s, 1940s
Place: russia, italy, europe, venice
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Naked Among Wolves (2015)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: Germany
Duration: 105 min.
Story: Naked Among Wolves (German: Nackt unter Wölfen) is a German drama film directed by Philipp Kadelbach in 2015. It is based on the novel of the same name by Bruno Apitz, which was published in 1958 by the East German Publishing house. It was created ...
Style: tense, captivating, psychological, realistic, ambiguous ending
Plot: concentration camp, jewish, man boy relationship, holocaust, nazism, war, liberation, resistance, prisoner, little boy, death, child in peril ...
Time: year 1945, 1940s
Place: germany
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Anne Frank: The Whole Story (2001)
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Country: Czech Republic, USA
Duration: 180 min.
Story: Anne Frank: The Whole Story is a film based on the life of Anne Frank, a Jewish girl growing up in Nazi occupied Holland. When war breaks out Anne & her family, Otto her father, Edith her mother & Margot her sister move from Germany ...
Style: sincere, uplifting, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: genocide, against humanity, concentration camp, holocaust, war, survival, anti semitism, hopes, starvation, human spirit, teenage life, family in danger ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 20th century, 40s
Place: amsterdam, europe, holland, netherlands
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Adam Resurrected (2008)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Germany, Israel, USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: Before the war, in Berlin, Adam was an entertainer- cabaret impresario, magician, musician-loved by all until he finds himself in a concentration camp, confronted by Commandant Klein. Adam survives the camp by becoming the Klein's ...
Style: touching, realistic, bleak, serious, emotional ...
Plot: holocaust, concentration camp, survival, world war two, nazi, haunted by the past, life is a bitch, against humanity, mental illness, circus, mental institution, patient ...
Time: 20th century, 1930s, 1940s, 60s, 40s ...
Place: israel, europe, middle east, germany, berlin germany
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Sophie's Choice (1982)
Genre: Drama, Romance
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 150 min.
Story: Stingo, a young writer, moves to Brooklyn in 1947 to begin work on his first novel. As he becomes friendly with Sophie and her lover Nathan, he learns that she is a Holocaust survivor. Flashbacks reveal her harrowing story, from pre-war prosperity ...
Style: realistic, serious, emotional, depressing, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, against humanity, nazis, concentration camp, world war two, mental illness, post war, haunted by the past, love and romance, wartime life, tragedy, male female relationship ...
Time: 1940s, 40s, 20th century
Place: new york, poland, usa
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Triumph of the Spirit (1989)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Sport, War
Country: USA
Duration: 120 min.
Story: Fact based story about a former Greek Olympic boxer who was taken as a prisoner during World war II and placed in the Auschwitz prison camp. There he was permitted to survive as long as he fought for the amusement of his captors. His father and ...
Style: bleak, serious, realistic, suspenseful, tense
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, survival, boxer, boxing, heroes, confined, war, against humanity, sport, anti heroes ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 30s, 40s, 20th century ...
Place: poland, europe, greece
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 8.0
 4K
Holocaust (1978)
Genre: Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 475 min.
Story: Holocaust is an American television miniseries broadcast in four parts in 1978 on the NBC television network. The series tells the story of the Holocaust from the perspective of the Weiss family of German Jews and that of a rising member of the SS, ...
Style: realistic, captivating, bleak, emotional, serious ...
Plot: world war two, concentration camp, holocaust, ghetto, rebellion, massacre, anti semitism, genocide, war crime, starvation, deportation, ss ...
Time: 1940s, 1930s, 20th century, 30s, 40s ...
Place: germany, poland, europe, berlin germany
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Perlasca: The Courage of a Just Man (2002)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, War
Country: Italy, France, Sweden, Hungary
Duration: 197 min.
Story: It is the real story of Giorgio Perlasca (Luca Zingaretti). During the 1920s he was an Italian Fascist supporter, fighting in Africa an in the Spanish civil war where he deserved a safe conduct for Spanish embassies. After some years, disillusioned ...
Style: disturbing, uplifting, serious, emotional, realistic ...
Plot: idealism, genocide, deportation, concentration camp, holocaust, hopes, nazism, fighting the system, life is a bitch, wartime life, nazi occupation, human spirit ...
Time: 1930s, 1940s, 40s, 20s, 30s ...
Place: hungary, italy, budapest hungary, sweden, spain ...
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 6.6
 3K
Olga (2004)
Genre: Biography, Drama, History, Romance, War
Country: Brazil
Duration: 141 min.
Story: Based upon the true story of Olga Benário, the German-born wife of Brazilian communist leader Luís Carlos Prestes. During the dictatorship of Getúlio Vargas (1930-1945) she was arrested and sent to Nazi Germany, where she was put to death in a ...
Style: realistic, captivating, emotional, serious, bleak ...
Plot: world war two, prison life, concentration camp, life is a bitch, wartime life, rebellion, politics, society, revolution, love affair, couple relations, war ...
Time: 40s, 1940s, 20th century
Place: germany, europe, brazil
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 7.0
 8K
The Round Up (2010)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: France, Germany, Hungary
Duration: 115 min.
Story: 1942. Joseph is eleven. And this June morning, he must go to school, a yellow star sown on his chest. He receives the support of a goods dealer. The mockery of a baker. Between kindness and contempt, Jo, his Jewish friends, their families, learn of ...
Style: thought provoking, emotional, disturbing, realistic, bleak ...
Plot: holocaust, nazism, concentration camp, injustice, against humanity, genocide, survival, confined, wartime life, anti semitism, danger, family in danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1942
Place: france, paris france, europe, vichy, germany
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Werewolves of the third reich (2017)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Horror, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller, War
Country: UK
Duration: 90 min.
Story: In Germany at the height of World War II, a ragtag group of American soldiers discover Doctor Mengele's diabolical plan to create an unstoppable army of Nazi werewolves.
Style: captivating, suspense, tense, scary
Plot: werewolf, human experiment, extramarital affair, concentration camp, world war two, soldier, american soldier, nazi, deadly weapon, battles
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The Aryan Couple (2004)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: UK, USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: A WWII Drama about a German/Jewish industrialist who, in order to ensure his family's safe passage out of Germany, is forced to hand over his business to the Nazis.
Style: suspenseful, captivating, serious, psychological, gloomy ...
Plot: world war two, holocaust, anti semitism, concentration camp, moral dilemma, uncover truth, wartime life, life is a bitch, hidden identity, survival, forbidden love, undercover ...
Time: 1940s, 40s
Place: hungary, switzerland, germany, europe
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The Pawnbroker (1964)
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Duration: 116 min.
Story: A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
Style: emotional, realistic, bleak, suspenseful, psychological ...
Plot: holocaust, world war two, concentration camp, survival, self discovery, haunted by the past, human nature, life is a bitch, against humanity, nazi, holocaust survivor, loan shark ...
Time: 1960s, 60s
Place: usa, new york, harlem manhattan new york city, manhattan new york city, harlem ...
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 4.8
 987
Death in Love (2008)
Genre: Drama, Romance, War
Country: USA
Duration: 97 min.
Story: Death in Love is a psychosexual-thriller about a love affair between a Jewish woman and a doctor overseeing human experimentation at a Nazi German concentration camp, and the impact this has on her sons' lives in the 1990s.
Style: emotional, serious, psychological, sincere, bleak ...
Plot: dysfunctional family, memory, world war two, concentration camp, cruelty, parents and children, haunted by the past, holocaust, family problems, human nature, love affair, siblings relations ...
Time: 20th century, 90s, 1940s, 40s, 1990s
Place: new york, germany, usa, europe
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 7.0
 10K
The Grey Zone (2001)
Genre: Drama, History, War
Country: USA
Duration: 108 min.
Story: A Nazi doctor, along with the Sonderkomando Jews – who are forced to work in the crematoria of Auschwitz against their fellow-Jews – find themselves in a moral grey zone.
Style: bleak, disturbing, serious, factual, depressing ...
Plot: holocaust, rebellion, survival, world war two, concentration camp, nazi, anti semitism, redemption, smuggling, human spirit, against humanity, danger ...
Time: 20th century, 1940s, 40s, year 1944
Place: europe, poland, germany, budapest hungary, budapest ...
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 7.5
 43K
Son of Saul (2015)
Genre: Drama, War
Country: Hungary
Duration: 107 min.
Story: In the horror of 1944 Auschwitz, a prisoner forced to burn the corpses of his own people finds moral survival trying to save from the flames the body of a boy he takes for his son.
Style: melancholic, compassionate, disturbing, harsh, dramatic ...
Plot: concentration camp, jewish, holocaust, anti semitism, german, world war two, saving a life, crematorium, courage, tragedy, rabbi, prisoner ...
Time: year 1944, 1940s
Place: poland, germany, california
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